Chinese language automaker Xpeng claims its new G9 flagship SUV would be the world’s fastest-charging mass-produced EV, nevertheless it’s unclear if it’d ultimately be bought in america.
Scheduled to launch in China in September, the five-seat G9 will have the ability to add as much as 124 miles of vary in simply 5 minutes, Xpeng stated Thursday in a press launch. Whole vary is estimated at 436 miles, as measured on China’s CLTC testing cycle.
To realize that efficiency, the G9 options what Xpeng claims is the primary 800-volt silicon carbide electrical structure within the Chinese language market, which was first teased last year. The quickest charging charges will even require new 480-kw DC quick chargers Xpeng plans to roll out in sync with the G9’s market launch.
The powertrain consists of entrance and rear electrical motors producing a mixed 543 hp and 528 lb-ft of torque. That may get the G9 from 0-62 mph in about 3.0 seconds, in response to Xpeng. Air suspension ought to guarantee a easy experience.
Like other Xpeng models, the G9 additionally will get a bunch of driver-assistance options, based mostly round a sensor suite that features 31 Lidar models and as much as 508 TOPS of computing energy, Xpeng claims.
An elaborate 14.96-inch dual-screen infotainment system contains 3D projections and makes use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip. A 28-speaker, 2,250-watt audio system shall be obtainable as effectively.
The Xpeng G9 is anticipated to launch in Europe someday subsequent yr, however U.S. availability remains to be a query mark. Present charging infrastructure cannot match the 480 kw Xpeng is promising from its personal charging stations, at any price.
The Lucid Air in any other case is the present charging champ for the U.S. market, when it comes to miles recovered. For sheer kw, the GMC Hummer EV will even reportedly high 300 kw, though we have not skilled that in particular person.